Vector-Borne Disease

Vector Control Collaborative: Request for Applications

NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have established the Vector Control Collaborative to match local vector control programs that have demonstrated expertise in core capabilities with vector control programs looking for…

Effectively Communicating About Mosquito Control: A Guide for Mosquito Control Partners

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this guide to help states and communities across the nation explore and expand their mosquito control…

Vector Control Mentorship Program Applications Opening Soon

Applications are opening soon for NACCHO’s Vector Control Mentorship Program. Local vector control organizations are encouraged to apply to be either mentors or mentees in the program. Mentors will help mentees increase their capacity to…

Analysis of Express Legal Authorities for Mosquito Control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released a report on the express legal authorities for mosquito control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The report includes an overview of the…

New Report: Shortage of “Disease Detectives” in Local Health Departments Puts Cities at Risk

This post was written by originally posted on the Big Cities Health Coalition’s Front Lines blog.  Epidemiologist, noun epidemiologist \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist An expert scientist who studies, detects and tracks injuries and disease in our communities. Epidemiologists serve on the…

Applications Open for Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Six-Day Training Course at University of Idaho

The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem hosts the annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course. This course provides accessible, condensed training and “knowledge networking” for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty and…

Manage Mosquitoes with NACCHO’s Vector Control Toolkit

By Marie Smith and Dylan Williams, NACCHO Interns Vector-borne diseases (e.g., Zika virus, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease) are a concern to many Americans, spreading among the population through mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other…